[ bey-th ing ]
/ ˈbeɪ ðɪŋ /
an attractive woman in a bathing suit, especially an entrant in a beauty contest.
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- bathing cap,
- bathing costume,
- bathing machine,
- bathing suit,
- bathing trunk nevus
Origin of bathing beauty
First recorded in 1915–20
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/ (ˈbeɪðɪŋ) /
an attractive girl in a swimming costumeAlso called (old-fashioned): bathing belle
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